Fulham manager Slavisa Jokanovic and Roy Hodgson have been identified as options to potentially replace Frank de Boer at Crystal Palace, according to the Daily Mirror.

The hierarchy at Selhurst Park are already beginning to panic after a disastrous start to the season, which has seen the Eagles lose their opening three matches, without scoring a single goal.

Although the Dutchman only came into the Palace hotseat in the summer, tensions are believed to be mounting between himself and chairman Steve Parish, so much so that there is talk the former Ajax boss could be facing the axe.

That may seem particularly harsh on De Boer, who is trying to implement a new possession-based style on a squad which is potentially not set up to play how he would like.

Such a change in philosophy will naturally take time to come to fruition, but it seems as though the Dutchman may not have that luxury.

A return to Selhurst for Sam Allardyce had been touted, but the former manager has stated that he is not interested in going back to his old club.

If Palace are unable to lure the man who kept them up last season back into the game, they are said to have back up options.

Jokanovic and Hodgson have been identified as men who could come in and turn their fortunes around.

The Fulham boss was said to be a target earlier in the summer, when the Eagles were looking for a replacement for Allardyce, but there was believed to be a dispute over the number of backroom staff members the Serbian wanted to bring in. The fee to buy out his contract appeared to be another stumbling block.

There would, however, be no such issues in appointing Hodgson. He has been out of the game since leaving his post with England last year and would be available immediately.

The Palace board now have the international break to consider their options ahead of a trip to Burnley when the Premier League resumes, but sacking De Boer would set a very dangerous precedent, one which may have more negatives than positives.


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